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Cricket community finds its home in Thornton

Cricket community finds its home in Thornton

On Wednesday, October 25th the Newcomer Center, along with Thornton High School, collaborated to host the first ever Cricket Scrimmage. The schools reached out to various community organizations, and Thornton Middle School to invite our school and surrounding community members to participate in the event. We had about 15-20 families attend to support the students, as well as various staff members, students, community members, and district staff - especially from the SFOP office show up to support the cricket players. The boys enjoyed playing in front of a crowd. Their excitement was evident with their cheers and celebrations. The supporters enjoyed learning about the game of cricket from the players and their parents.

Once the game ended, the boys presented the Thornton Principal, Charles Arellano, with a trophy and the first official game ball from their tournament they played in during Fall Break. Then two players were recognized for their skills. Farmanullah Arab was gifted an award for the Best Wicket Keeper of the season and Khangul Noori was gifted an award for the Best Fielder of the season. After the celebrations everyone went inside the school for some food and conversations. This was one of many community events at Thornton this year and our next community event will take place in November.

This story exemplifies our ELEVATE Focus Area: Outside-the-Classroom Learning. Sharing stories about how the district offers students multiple learning opportunities outside the traditional classroom providing various pathways to success.

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